Lake Erie Bill of Rights supporters refute radio attack ads

Published: Feb. 18, 2019 at 3:26 PM EST
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There's a bit of a public relations war is brewing over the Lake Erie Bill of Rights.

Radio spots attacking the measure on next Tuesday's ballot have Lake Erie supporters upset.

The group, known as LEBOR, says these ads are an attempt to scare voters.

The measure up for vote would allow groups or individuals to sue polluters on behalf of Lake Erie.

The radio spots charge LEBOR is anti-job and would hurt small businesses and is run by an out-of-state environmental group.

LEBOR disputes everything the ads say.

A Columbus group, Toledo Jobs and Growth Coalition stands by their ads saying, "Our ad is factual and designed to highlight the fact that an out of state organization called the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund is pushing these reckless and legally dubious issues on local ballots all across the country without regard to their negative impact on jobs and local economies."